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Quoted from mhs:
I assume you jest, but Doug still undersold it a bit. 500 is just what PAPA is bringing. Stern, JJP, etc, are also bringing games.
So...what're we talking? 510? 520?
Sorry. That just won't do.
DISCLAIMER: I wouldn't care if you had only 10 machines. I bought my Galactic Loser VIP pass and I'll be there for all four days...unless somebody makes me feel bad about myself. VERY excited!
Quoted from ninjadoug:
Check out the ReplayFX VIP bags! Time to fill them up with some great swag!11537809_844148822333384_4194873240318555076_n.jpg
Nice to see that all the money I spent on Galactic Nerd VIP passes for me and my wife are going toward some sweet goodies. I had to take out a second mortgage and I'm still paying it off.
The last one was the only one I couldn't get 100% on. Seems like they're getting REALLY difficult. Haven't opened today's yet...
The only question here is: Which bank will it take longer for The Boob to be eliminated from?
Bring your trophy, Levi, and show 'em who's boss!
You know what one of the best things about this show is? I don't have to schlep around my leftover PAPA tokens from last year!
The official food of Pittsburgh is food. Meat-heavy food. And lots of it. And at a great price.
Attendance is good but I think it'll be packed tomorrow. It looks empty because it was taken during the pinburgh dinner break. So about 700 people had left the floor.
Quoted from Rickwh:
Never been to a show like this. Just wanna know if its cool to walk up to someone like bowen (obviously not if he is playing or waiting to play) and introduce yourself. I mean if i see someone i recognize walking to the pisser or standing in line to get pizza.
Quoted from chessiv:
Bowen is a great guy but he's busy as hell running the tourney. If he looks relaxed you'll be fine. If he's busy with things you may want to wait
Yep...Chessiv is spot on. I wanted to say hello to him a couple times, but he was busy. Waited until he had a second to breathe and introduced myself. Great guy. I wouldn't want to talk to him when he's competing (like he was last year in PAPA when I passed on saying hello).
But that's the general rule: If you see Lyman, Keith, Bowen, or any of them and you want to say hello and let them know you look up to them, admire their skills, etc., do it when they're NOT focused on competing. Then, if things don't go well, you know who not to look up to anymore.
If you approach them when they're trying to win a competition, though, it's you who's the douchebag.
I'm home now, but wanted to thank everybody involved for an awesome event. Between this show and Pintastic New England, I'm really pinball'ed out. Those two shows offered everything from both ends of the spectrum, and because I'm completely satisfied with shows for the year, I'm skipping Expo. (The only plus that Expo has over this show is more seminars and a bigger vendor assortment and area.)
So thanks to ReplayFX for saving me money in October! (Plus, I have a feeling I'm buying the one or two "big announcement" machines from Expo...so I'll wait to see them when they're in my house!)
Great to meet all the Pinsiders that I've been offending over the past two years. Thanks for kicking my ass in Pinburgh, although it saved me even more money on an extra night at the hotel.
I was there Thursday and Friday and left Saturday morning after I was eliminated (I was burnt out on pinball and video games anyway!). I wanted to watch the finals and also found it pretty thin coverage...especially the fact that the "live" google docs standings weren't even updated regularly.
Quoted from Frax:
Humidity ain't as bad in Dallas, thankfully. I'd kill myself if it was.
Last time I was in Dallas, I walked outside in the morning and nearly passed out from the heat. It was already nearing 100 and it wasn't even 10 AM yet.
It's like the time I was in California, near Bakersfield. We were taking a break on a trip to go rafting and when we got out of the car, you could see the ripples from the heat coming off the road in the distance. All the California people--who always bust on my NJ weather--began complaining about the heat. I said, "Aw, c'mon, fellas...it's a DRY heat!" They all looked at me and said, "F**k you!" at the same time.
A great moment for this Jersey boy.
(That drought and fires aren't anything to laugh about, though. But I guess if you're gonna boast about the sunshine all the time, that means you're not getting any rain...)
Quoted from Pinwow:
When I was standing in line at the concession stand to get a coca cola, it said a beer was $6.75
They also had a mini bar that opened at night after the concession stand closed...........
Did not see that. It must have been in my instinctive blind spot that blocks any beverage over $5.
Quoted from TaylorVA:
I have about 140 photos posted here... https://instagram.com/richmondpinball/
I personally had an absolute blast seeing old friends and making new ones. Finished mid B division and missed finals by a couple of points, but at Pinburgh the margin is so small that I'm sure there are plenty of others feeling the same disappointment.
Pinburgh is the one large event I really get a chance to attend and with it now tied to ReplayFX it has only gotten better.
Hey! I have one of those stickers!!!
Great to meet you, Taylor, and sorry you missed out on the finals. I pretty much knew it was over on day 1...
And I went from "Could've made division B" to division C to "Probably should have been in division D"...
Quoted from sohchx:
Allot of the pins had the sound either all the way down , or to low to hear and that disappointed me a little. It made it harder for me to decide which pin I wanted to add to my collection next lol. Music and sound is one of my final determining factors when it comes to a pin purchase. Good thing there's Youtube.
Maybe I'm remembering wrong. Perhaps it was because I couldn't hear that I did so badly in Pinburgh.
Yeah...that must be it.
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